Biotech Laboratory Assistant I

WHO WE ARE

Stratos Genomics is a dynamic biotech startup developing a novel DNA sequencing technology. Our lab consists of accomplished and driven scientists, engineers and researchers from across scientific disciplines. Stratos Genomics is a fast-paced, energetic workplace. We have the passion, commitment and vision to truly change the world.

Have big ideas and want to make your scientific dream a reality? We'd love to hear from you.

POSITION TITLE

Laboratory Assistant I

POSITION SUMMARY

We are seeking driven, self-motivated, and passionate individuals looking to start a career in a fast-paced lab. The position will play an integral role in the day to day operations as we develop our novel DNA sequencing technology. The position is full-time (8am-5pm, Monday to Friday) and reports directly to our Central Services (CS) manager.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Order and track laboratory supplies.

  • Create, receive and reconcile orders through our ordering and tracking software.

  • Keep the lab clean and organized.

  • Maintain and repair equipment.

  • Ensure efficacy of lab’s pipetman.

  • Complement the positive and dynamic Central Services (CS) team, lending support to the CS manager and other laboratory assistants.

  • Quickly and effectively interpret directions into appropriate and efficient actions.

  • Develop and propose improved processes to fulfill the above functions.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Adhere to Stratos' policies and support management decisions and goals in a positive, professional manner.

PROFICIENCIES

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with individuals and groups at all organizational levels.

  • Strong analytical ability with active listening skills.

  • Solid computer skills.

  • Very good organization skills and attention to detail.

  • Ability to work safely and professionally with or on Stratos' property.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree focused in Biotechnology, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering or related field preferred.

Compensation: Lab Assistants start at a competitive hourly rate with the opportunity for growth that only a burgeoning start-up can provide.  Stratos Genomics employees also enjoy these benefits:  2 weeks PTO + 10 company holidays, generous health insurance including vision and dental, life and disability insurance, 401K match options, flexible spending accounts, stock options, and a gym membership.

 To apply: send resume and cover letter to careers@stratosgenomics.com (PDF preferred, Word document or text in body of e-mail also accepted).  In the cover letter, please be sure to explain how you will meet the above requirements as well as address the following: the technology that Stratos Genomics is developing, why you want to work here, and how you would contribute.  Qualified applicants that do this the best will be the ones that are contacted.  Only local applicants will be considered.

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